|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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4 double bedrooms, 1 en suite & 1 with bunk beds suitable for children. 4 beds have sea views & 1 double bed has mountain view.
3 bathrooms in total, including 2 electric showers, plus a bath. 2 bathrooms downstairs & 1 upstairs.
Large living room with picture window to the sea, with dining table/chairs;
Leading to sun room;
Leading to large deck area with table, chairs & sun parasol for al fresco dining.
Separate fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons & including table & seating for up to 10 people.
Garden with fruit trees, swings & garden seats, with lockable gate for stepped & railed pathway to the sea.
Historic sites close to hand include Wicklow Gaol (Jail) which provides a good tour & history of the area back to the 18th century.
Avondale House is the ancestral home of Charles Stuart Parnell, the 'Uncrowned King of Ireland'. As well as offering an historical window on !9th century Irish history, Avondale is a great venue for country & forest walks, picnics & playgrounds.
We are a family of 5 living in the centre of Dublin & we love our weekends in 'Oban sur la mer', our haven of tranquility which we share with you. Our kids love the beach & having the Bridgewater Shopping Centre so close by, means that we are never short of things to do. A great hangout for the larger family gatherings - just 50 mins from Dublin but it seems like it's another world.
Joe purchased this cottage in 2003
Romantic beachside property
With lived in family feel
Beside golf courses
Close to town/restaurants but away from them
The sea rolling in mesmerically along the beach
Wonderful beach walks
Romantic woodland beachpath
Convenient to everything
A few short days in the countryside, was the perfect break from our Dublin vacation. Oban sur la mer was the perfect setting.
From Liam and Frances warm welcome, to the hours our children spent collecting shells on the beach, Oban we will miss you.
Open fires every evening, the football table, terrific family dinners. Oban we will miss you.
Skipping rocks on the Irish Sea, buidling sand castles and enjoying the sound of the crashing waves. Oban we will miss you.
A morning run on the coast road, ''full Irish'' breakfasts and surprisingly sunny, warm days. Oban, we will miss you.
Oban was the ideal setting for our family to reconnect, unwind and recharge.
Thank you to Joe and his extended family from the D family in Toronto.
''Oban, we will miss you!''
Derek, Andrea, Clara and Ronan
Thank you Joe and family for opening your house to our family in Febuary! This was our first time renting a house as we usually stay in hotels in Dublin City. Staying in Arklow made much more sense to us financially and allowed us to cook our meals at 'home' and of course we had the beach to ourselves too which wasn't too bad either!
During our stay we were able to travel to Dingle for a night, visit New Grange, Millicent Abbey, Waterford, Wexford, Hook Head Lighthouse, Dublin City, Johnnie Foxs and of course a pint in Arklow!
This house comes highly recommended and I've already sent the link to a friend in the states. Oban was comfortable, inviting, and had everything we needed!
Thank you again!
Alison, John, Rowan, Terry and Terry
Oban ist ein wunderschönes Haus und ein wunderschöner Ort um dort Zeit zu verbringen, die am besten gar nicht vergehen soll. Man wacht mit Blick auf den Sonnenaufgang am Horizont auf und kann den Tag über den Meerblick genießen. Die Lage mit großem Garten und eigenem Weg zum Meer, die Raumaufteilung und gemütliche Einrichtung haben uns unwahrscheinlich gut gefallen. Da wir Weihnachten hier verbrachten, bekamen wir von der unkomplizierten, netten und sehr freundlichen Vermietung sogar einen Weihnachtsbaum. Das alles machte unseren Urlaub, trotz etwas längerer Wege mit dem Auto zu größeren Städten oder Natur-Sehenswürdigkeiten, zu einer wunderbaren Zeit, die man nur weiterempfehlen kann. Im Winter schon wundervoll, im Sommer bestimmt fantastisch.
House was perfect for our family. There was lots of space and everyone was comfortable. We had lovely weather and enjoyed the sunroom, the beautiful views and daily trips to the private beach.
The property was lovely and perfect for our needs! We were a large group and the home was spacious and comfortable. We loved the sunroom! The views are beautiful and it was a lovely place to wind down from a day of touring the area. We loved the location - it was easy to get around, and a great place to relax for those days when we just wanted to stay put and enjoy the beach. I would definitely recommend this lovely cottage!
We had a fabulous stay. The house has all the amenities we required (outside grill, large backyard with swing, multiple clean bathrooms, and large kitchen). Even with 10 guests, the house felt roomy and there's nothing like sitting on that magnificent deck and gazing out at the sea....Private access to a sandy beach was perfect for my 3 sons to make multiple trips per day. We also had 5 days in a row of perfect sunshine!
The location of the home is ideal since it was approximately 1 hour from Dublin and 5 minutes from Arklow town, where there are many options for grocery shopping. We took a day trip to climb Sugar Loaf and another short trip away to Clara Lara funpark (a huge hit with my sons)!
Overall, the house was clean and well-maintained. Joe was very responsive and I would definitely recommend this property to a friend. We will be be back!
A lovely spacious family friendly property in a great location. The house itself comes well equipped and provides lots of living space.
The enclosed outdoor space was well maintained and very enjoyable for the children. They had great fun playing on the swings and running about the apples trees.
The private access to the beach was a great bonus as the private beach area was another lovely place for the children to play. The access to the beach needs a little clearing of vegetation.
There were great amenities in the property, including satellite TV and WIFI. The Weber barbecue was well used as we had great weather.
The property's close location to the thriving fishing town of Arklow and Brittas bay was very good, providing a wealth of activities for three generations of the one family.
Other great tourist attractions, such as Avoca and Powerscourt are within a short car journey. We would highly recommend a visit to Powerscourt waterfall on a good day, but make sure to bring a picnic!
We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a great house in a central seaside location.
Scenic Seaside Vacation Beach Cottage nestling in historic mountain setting with great golf courses close to hand. For more information & photos go to www.brittasbayholiday.wordpress.com
Just a few kms from 8th century monastic ruins at Glendalough, where mountains & waterfalls combine to deliver a spiritual tranquillity. Where Excalibur, The Tudors & Braveheart are just some of the movies shot against beautiful mountain scenery.
A private sandy beach shared with just one other house, makes seaside walks, sea angling, surfing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing & all water sports, an easy everyday option for all the family.
Revel in Shirley's home baking available from 'An Cisean Aran' (the bread basket) in Arklow for the farm fresh food for which Wicklow, 'The Garden of Ireland', is famous. Step back in time to Hunter's Hotel in Rathnew, an old stage coach inn now famous for its afternoon tea of cucumber sandwiches & cake on the lawn. For a more formal quality dining experience, the Park restaurant in Arklow is highly recommended.
And there is Eddie Rockets in Arklow Bridgewater Shopping Centre for the classic kids experience, following the late morning movie where there is always a deal on the early kids movie.
Nearby the Arklow Bay Spa and Leisure Centre, provides a swimming pool and all gym facilities.
Golf is hugely popular with the world famous European Club just 2 kms away; Woodenbridge, Arklow & Blainroe giving 3 more golfing challenges all within a half hour of the cottage.
Historic houses & sites including Russborough which housed the famous Beit art collection, Kilruddery, Mount Usher & Powerscourt (now home to a five star hotel & luxury Rhodes restaurant), are all easily accessible, less than an hour from the cottage.
For a night at the theatre, a concert at the Point or the RDS, or attending a football, rugby or hurling match at either of Ireland's world class stadiums in Croke Park or the Aviva, the heart of Dublin city is just an hour away. Or visit the Gate, the Abbey, the Tivoli, the Gaiety or any of Dublin's world renowned theatres for an unforgettable the Spain experience.
Take a tour of 2 of Ireland's best known breweries/distilleries, Guinness & Jameson, located in the centre of Dublin, & sample the 'craic' in Dublin's music filled pubs.
Horse racing, riding & horse shows, fill the Irish sporting calender & are readily available throughout the whole area - from the neighbouring Seabank equestrian farm, you will often see horses being exercised outside your door.
Shopping on your doorstep just 3kms away in the state of the art Bridgewater Centre, with a range of well known brands & fashion items to hand, as well as drop in cafes & entertainments for the kids.
Relax in front of a blazing fire, with the beach-combed wood freshly cut for your convenience & take in the moon spilling its golden light across the sea & into your living room.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 29 2015 - May 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 31 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 30 2015 - Oct 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Linen & cleaning charge||€100|
|Refundable damage deposit||€500|
For holidays including Christmas & Easter, when there is peak demand, the rental charge is €1200 per week.
40% of the rental charge to secure the booking; the balance of 60%, plus damage deposit, payable 4 weeks before commencement of letting.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.